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Steelers kicker Chris Boswell deletes his Twitter account

Chris Pastrick
| Monday, December 17, 2018 3:03 p.m
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Steelers kicker Chris Boswell celebrates his fourth quarter field goal with holder Jordan Berry during a game against the Patriots Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at Heinz Field.
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Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell misses a field goal attempt during the second half of the game against the New England Patriots in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell deleted his Twitter account following the team’s 17-10 victory of the New England Patriots, according to various media outlets.

It’s unclear why he deleted his account, although it likely could have been due to the volume of negative comments from fans.

Already having missed 11 kicks this season, Boswell missed a 32-yarder Sunday.

ItzYinzburgh posted screenshots showing more than a few fans tweeting “kill yourself” at the 27-year-old kicker.

In addition to deleting his Twitter, Boswell disabled comments on his Instagram.

As for Sunday’s game, Boswell redeemed himself somewhat, making a 48-yard field goal late in the game.

Earlier this week, the Steelers brought in two other kickers for tryouts, but opted to stick with Boswell. Former teammate Shaun Suisham was brought in as a guest at practice to help.

Back in August, the Steelers signed the Boswell to a multi-year deal reportedly worth slightly less than $20 million. It will keep him with the Steelers through the 2022 season.

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Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at 724-226-4697, cpastrick@tribweb.com or via Twitter @CPastrickTrib.

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